Roger Thomas Clark was one of the operators of the infamous darknet marketplace Silk Road founded by Ross Ulbricht. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said in a press release that Roger Thomas Clark has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.
Roger Thomas Clark was an adviser to Ross Ulbricht.
Roger was known online as “Plural of Mongoose,” “Variety Jones,” and “Cimon.” He was considered as a senior adviser to the owner and the operator of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht. Roger admitted that Silk Road was a secret online market place for illegal drugs and other goods using bitcoin as a payment method. Roger also advocated violence to protect the website, according to the press release.
Ross Ulbricht is facing a double life sentence.
Ross Ulbricht is a well-known name in the tech world. He created the darknet website Silk Road which was used by hundreds of thousands of people during 2011 and 2013 before it was taken down by the U.S. authorities. Ross was sentenced to serve a double life sentence without the possibility of parole. Several have protested to get Ross out of jail. Roger Thomas Clark was extradited from Thailand for his role in building the Silk Road.